Apple is creating new smart home products in an effort to develop its footprint within the smart home market, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.
The brand new merchandise will vary from a speedier Apple TV set top box to a smart display pill that may management thermostats and lights, present video and deal with FaceTime chats, and will be mounted on the wall, in keeping with individuals aware of the product plans, the report stated. The growth of Apple’s home lineup will assist it compete within the sensible residence market at the moment dominated by Amazon and Google.
Apple additionally rolled out its new HomePod speaker on Wednesday, which retails for $299 and consists of smart home features like temperature and humidity sensors and the flexibility to inform you if it hears a smoke or carbon monoxide alarm. The tech firm additionally redesigned its Home app in the summertime to assist the favored smart home protocol Matter, which permits merchandise from totally different manufacturers to work collectively.
However Apple followers should wait awhile to attempt the corporate’s upcoming smart home products, as insiders advised Bloomberg that the merchandise would launch subsequent yr “on the earliest.”
Apple did not instantly reply to a request for remark.